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Money & Markets Extra

For the week ending Saturday, March 21, 2015

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MONEY MATTERS-SAVINGS ON AUTOPILOT

Sit back, relax, and save some money. Two mobile services are making it easier to build your savings without giving it much thought.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Federal Reserve not nudging rates up just yet; American Express adds new loyalty program; Elvis' car, tour bus and more head to auction.

QUICK FIX

Clearing the financial clutter

It's time for spring cleaning, so why not get your paperwork in order too? We provide details on what to keep and what to toss.

INSURANCE

Google: a new tool for auto insurance

Google revolutionized Internet searches, now it is shaking up the auto insurance industry.

SMALL BUSINESS MONITOR

A bigger tax break

Some of the country's smallest businesses will get a bit of good news as they prepare their 2014 tax returns — a bigger tax credit under the health care law.

CENTERPIECE

Small-time high

Small-cap stock indexes surged to an all-time high this week. Here's a look at some of the top performers in the S&P Small Cap 600 index.

MARKET PULSE

More small-cap companies are paying a dividend than 20 years ago; companies in the S&P 500 ended last year with enough cash buy everyone in the world a dozen cases of Coke; the popularity of index mutual funds is surging.

OF MUTUAL INTEREST- TAX BILLS

Investors in mutual funds are now feeling the downside of another strong year for returns: higher tax bills.

INSIDER Q&A-QUALCOMM

Qualcomm exec on its evolution

Qualcomm has been a big part of the mobile phone revolution — its processing chips power many leading smartphones. But there's been competition. Raj Talluri, a product management executive, discusses the company's products and businesses.

$1,000 DERBY

If you invested $1,000 at the start of this year -- in various types of stocks, bonds and commodities -- how much would you have now?

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